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BLUFF MESA GROUP CAMP, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BLUFF MESA GROUP CAMP
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Bluff Mesa Group Campground is conveniently located for campers to enjoy all the beautiful Big Bear Lake area has to offer. A variety of trailheads are nearby, leading visitors through the scenic forest that surrounds the campground.

Natural Features:

The campground is located 45 miles from San Bernardino at an elevation of 6,800 feet. It is accessed via a dirt road, and is nestled in a secluded, mixed conifer forest with a grassy understory. Mature trees provide much shade throughout the area, but open meadows are also available.

Recreation:

A variety of hiking and mountain biking trails can be accessed from the campground, and rock climbing routes can be found nearby.

Fishing, boating and swimming at Big Bear Lake are popular activities. Anglers can look forward to trout, bluegill, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass, among other fish. The lake is less than 10 miles from the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers one large group site for tent and RV camping. It can accommodate up to 40 people and eight vehicles. The site is equipped with picnic tables, grills and a campfire circle.

Vault toilets are provided. Drinking water, utility hookups and trash collection are not available. Parking surfaces are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

The Big Bear Discovery Center is located about 10 miles from the campground, on the other side of Big Bear Lake. A visitor center, interpretive trails and educational programs are available, as well as accessible flush restroom facilities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Sites
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Kayaking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Swimming
  • Wireless Internet
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available
  • Visitors are required to carry out all trash
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest


Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures, contact the Big Bear Discovery Center at (909) 866-3437.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.22333, -116.975
34°13'24"N, 116°58'30"W

Take I-10 east to Running Springs. Turn onto State Highway 18 and continue to Big Bear Lake Dam. Turn right and continue for 3 miles. Turn onto Tulip Lane and turn right on Mill Creek Road (Forest Road 2N10). Continue 4 miles and turn right on Forest Road 2N86 and continue to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BLUFF MESA GROUP CAMP
SAN BERNARDINO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)866-8550
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